YOU can help sustain Camp
“Right now, during an uncertain and unpredictable time, I’m choosing to make an unrestricted gift to Hochelaga to allow Camp the most flexibility in how to respond. Of course I believe in Scholarship gifts and facilities gifts, but right now, when Camp must adapt and adjust to new situations due to COVID, I want to give the leadership the flexibility they need - and I trust them to do that well.” - Sarah Turner, ‘Laga Alum ‘80-91
2020 has been marked by the incredible strength and resilience of our community. Thank you for your continued support!
Celebrating Community Strength and Support!
It is fair to say 2020 has been nothing like we expected. Hochelaga’s 101st year has been marked by some of the most challenging decisions our team has ever had to make. But it has also been marked by the incredible strength and resilience of our community. YWCA Vermont’s 2020 Annual Report offers a detailed update about how the organization navigated this unprecedented year, and the plans in place moving forward.
Thank you! With your generous support we have closed the 2020 deficit! We are thrilled to share that YWCA Vermont Camp Hochelaga’s Sustain CAMPaign to close the 2020 deficit and launch 2021 strong and stable has been overwhelmingly successful. Our alumni and camp families have gone above and beyond to demonstrate their commitment to Camp Hochelaga and to keep the spirit of ‘Laga bright.
You Can Help Ensure a Safe, Healthy 2021!
With the 2020 deficit successfully closed, YWCA Vermont Camp Hochelaga is now able to utilize all funds raised to support a safe and healthy 2021 camp season. Registration is well underway, with many 2021 sessions nearing full for operation at a reduced capacity. Your gift today works to ensure our ability to keep Camp Hochelaga’s operating plans nimble and adaptable as we all continue to learn about COVID-19. Your gift helps guarantee our ability to extend camp scholarships to families hit hard by 2020. Most importantly, we want you to know that the entirety of your contribution will be used to enable our team to deliver the unforgettable camp experiences our children need more than ever this coming summer.
Your Contribution Will Help with Essential Expenses Only
We recognize that families and communities are experiencing new and additional financial hardships right now. Please only make a contribution to the Sustain CAMPaign if you are in a financial position to do so. Here at Hochelaga we are doing everything we can to streamline our overhead expenses and ensure that all funds are used solely for the essential expenses that will allow Camp to open to our community again for summer 2021. Please reach out with any questions about the use of your donation.
There are many ways to give
“There is no place better in all this world than this camp, but that’s the thing we all know, so if you’re reading this, you probably feel exactly the same. One of the most beautiful things about ‘Laga is it is always your home, even on the day you return and don’t recognize anyone, nor does anyone recognize you. The ‘Laga spirit always lives on here, and in all the places it travels with each one of us. And I’m so glad I’ve been one of the people who passes through, and carries it on.”
-Christine Perry, 'Laga Alum '03-18
Connect with Hochelaga Alums - Join Camp Hochelaga Alumni Connection
“We’ll meet again, don’t know why, don’t know when, but I know we’ll meet again on Lake Champlain.”
The mission of Camp Hochelaga Alumni Connection (CHAC) is to create a mutually beneficial relationship, where Hochelaga’s community can connect with each other, with camp, and where staff can share updates and opportunities to offer support. This group is a place to reconnect, laugh over shared memories and reminisce about long, sunny days on the shores of Lake Champlain.
Since 1919, Camp Hochelaga has been a summer home to girls and young women on the shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont. In this magnificent environment, the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women reaches hundreds of campers, staff, and families each summer. Whether you were a camper, staff, family member or friend of a ‘Laga, or member of our very special community, we encourage you to share your story and the impact YWCA Vermont and Camp Hochelaga has had on you.